17 More Deaths Of Coronavirus In Ireland


Covid-19 has claimed a further 17 lives in the Republic, while 325 new cases have been confirmed.

Ireland has had 71 deaths, while the total number of cases also stands at 3,235.

Of those who have died, 52 were male and 19 were female.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that 83% of those who died were aged over 70, and that two thirds of them were in the east of the country.

Of the 71 people to die, Dr Holohan said that 54 of them had underlying health conditions and that 59 died in a hospital setting.

113 patients were in intensive care as of Sunday night while 30,213 tests have now been carried out, with 15% of patients testing positive.

In Northern Ireland there have been six further deaths due to the coronavirus. It brings the total number of deaths in the region to 28.

A further 53 cases of Covid-19 were also confirmed in the North, bringing the total number of infections to 586.

Around the world, more than 820,000 people have been confirmed to have the virus, and at least 174,000 have recovered. More than 40,000 people have died.